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A 37-year-old female presented with a rare case of intradural, extraaxial Blastomyces dermatitidis granuloma involving a large part of the skull base. She had the principal complaint of worsening vision, but was otherwise healthy. The lesion mimicked an en-plaque meningioma on radiological examination and in gross appearance during surgery. This is a very(More)
A large endolymphatic sac papillary adenocarcinoma in a patient with Von Hippel-Lindau (vHL) disease is reported. A 31-year-old man was treated for a left eye retinal angioma 10 years previously and had been blind in that eye since. He was admitted with progressive tinnitus, lower cranial nerve paresis and ataxia. Investigations revealed a vascular and(More)
BACKGROUND The majority of incident hemodialysis (HD) patients initiate dialysis via catheters. We sought to identify factors associated with initiating hemodialysis with a functioning arterio-venous (AV) access. METHODS We conducted a retrospective chart review of all adult patients, age >18 years seeing a nephrologist with a diagnosis of CKD stage 4 or(More)
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